Art from the heart
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Leistner, a professional photographer, submitted her previouly published photo, Next Generation. “The photo of pregnat mother with her daughter has always been one of my favorites,” she said.
“The mother is a special friend of mine and her daughter Abigail wanted to be a part of the portraits I was shooting of her mother, Leistner explained. “The image was taken on a hot July day, just a few weeks before Quentin Theodore was born. The image was shot with a digital camera using only the available light from the window in my studio and then converted to black and white, cropped into a square format and printed to fit into a 32” x 32” inch frame. My friend has told me both Abigail and Quentin are looking forward to attending the exhibit to see their “famous” photograph.”
Wernersbach, whose oils and watercolors have been exhibited in national and juried shows, looks to nature for her subject matter and believes that nature and art can ease us out of our frantic daily lives and into a place of rest and renewal. “A painting, like a good book, should lift us out of one world and into another,” she said.
Trunk is an award-winning member of the National Art League whose paintings and glass animal ornaments have been shown throughout the area. In addition to creating expression-filled portraits, her abstracts sizzle with energy indicated by golden flecks.
‘Spirit and Identity’ examines the culture of the South Pacific
The Hofstra University Museum delves into its extensive holdings for its newest exhibit, “Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.” The exhibit, which opened this week and runs through Aug. 29 at Hofstra’s David Filderman Gallery, highlights ethnographic art and objects created by distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. It’s a rarely seen and extraordinary aspect of the university’s collections, according to the museum’s staff.